About Connect

Social Traders’ Connect links certified social enterprises with procurement opportunities.

Social Traders’ Connect is a unique service for government and corporate buyers seeking to procure from certified social enterprises.

Through Social Traders’ extensive social enterprise network, buyers have the opportunity to generate social impact within their supply chains, creating greater value to the community.

Research undertaken on ‘Corporate Procurement in Australia’ in 2014 by Social Traders and procurement consulting firm, the Faculty, found that businesses were choosing to socially procure because it enhanced their reputation amongst staff, shareholders and customers. The value created through social procurement is demonstrably greater than traditional procurement to both the buyer and the broader community.

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Opening New Markets

In the last 12 months, Social Traders Connect has enabled $20 million in procurement contracts for social enterprise in Australia. Social Traders aims to grow the amount buyers spend with social enterprise, creating better value through procurement. By 2025, Social Traders’ goal is to have 150 buyer members spending $150 million per annum with 500 certified social enterprises.


Connect Members:

AMP   Australia Post  Boral     Broadspectrum

Charter Hall    City of Melbourne    CocaCola   CPB Contractors

DEDJTR  John Holland   LaingOrourke_logo   Justice & Regulation
Loreal    LXRA    McConnel Dowell   Downer

Mirvac    Nestle   Westpac    VicRoads